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Vitesco Technologies Head of Launch Management / Operations - PL DT North America in Deer Park, Texas

Head of Launch Management / Operations - PL DT North America

Job ID: 3503


Deer Park, US, 60010

Head of Launch Management / Operations - PL DT North America


Responsible for new product launch of the PL DT NA products as well as for the operational topics related to serial production at Drive Train product level in cooperation with the plant.


Project lead for global Industrialization activities of Drive Train Control Units and electromechanical components for NA products. Lead, Coordinate and / or support complete industrialization efforts for introduction of new or existing production to designated manufacturing location

Plan, develop and realize manufacturing concepts considering aspects like

Layouts, production concepts, equipment specification, supplier integration, mfg. planning Total Cost of Ownership, Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Plan and track all the resources and functions needed for the industrialization Planning and calculation of required investments for equipment, periphery as well as

required operational workforce and start-up costs for new projects

Lead Operations portion of quoting process, working with finance, program management and manufacturing locations. Includes accurate costing of industrialization capital, tooling and plant resources based on lean and agile production concepts. To provide the ComTool.

To ensure Design for Manufacturing and robust processes in strong cooperation with Manufacturing Engineering and R&D experts

To ensure that required production capacity is in place to fulfill customer demands based on contracts with our Customers. To lead capacity increases when required.

Business Process Management (BPM) responsible for Global product line Operations New Product Launch. Responsible to review and implement changes related to Operations New Product Launches required in the BPM.

To Represent Operations central functions for customer communication, at plant visits and audits

To Support the Manufacturing plants to create a 5 years variable manufacturing cost roadmap that meets the business expectations.


Education / Certification Bachelor in Engineering.

Professional Experience

(Variety of functions, Variety of Business, General Management Experience)Experience in Automotive Electronic Manufacturing processes, Operations and Quality including Leading leaders experience.

Project and / or Process ExperienceExperience in New Product Launches and Processes related to Product Life Cycle from Operations perspective.

Leadership ExperienceLeading Leaders experience

Intercultural / International ExperienceIntercultural experience leading teams

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE (Technical, Specialized, and/or Methodical) ScopeLevel (B/A/E)

Business understandingMarketAdvanced

Lean ManufacturingProcessExpert

Expertise in Automotive Electronic Manufacturing processesProcessExpert



Working Time: Full time

Your Contact Partner: Daniel Cable

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EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.7425. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.

Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility. With smart system solutions and components for electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient and affordable. The product range includes electric drives, electronic control units, sensors and actuators, and exhaust-gas aftertreatment solutions. In 2020, Vitesco Technologies recorded sales of around 8 billion Euros and employs almost 40,000 people at around 50 locations worldwide. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.